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PFA destroys 700,000 rotten eggs in Lahore

LAHORE: As many as 700,000 rotten eggs were disposed off by the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) at Solid Waste Dumping Site in Lakhodair area of Lahore, ARY News reported.

According to PFA Director General Captain (R) Muhammad Usman, the rotten eggs were brought at the dumping site after seizure from Burewala and Chichawatni during different raids.

The PFA official said that putrid eggs were collected from various hatcheries and cold stores on cheap rates and to be supplied to different biscuit manufacturers and bakeries for manufacturing bakery items.

“The food safety teams and vigilance cell of PFA is fully active in Punjab against the food adulteration mafia and taking strict action against them as per law. I’m personally monitoring the activities of operational teams against food business operators added that food adulteration mafia cannot save themselves from the eye of PFA,”  the PFA DG said.

In a separate raid, PFA conducted a special raid and seized 20,000 litres of synthetic milk in Pakpattan the other day.

The sting operation was led by PFA DG Muhammad Usman. While the provincial food regulatory body in collaboration with local police have also arrested the owner of the factory named Mazhar Iqbal and registered a case against him in the respective police stations.

Captain (R) Muhammad Usman informed that raid was conducted against the factory producing synthetic milk on a tip-off by PFA’s vigilance cell after one week sting operations.

He said that milk was being produced by adding the contamination of powder, cooking oil, chemicals, surf and other adulterated material.

He said that such milk is injurious to health especially for children and PFA is taking all necessary steps to curb the adulteration mafia.

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